The Continental

South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom, PR1 8JP
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Monday
4-9pm - Bar service only

Tuesday
4-9pm - Bar service only

Wednesday
Food 12-2.30pm & 5-8pm
Drinks 12-10pm

Thursday
Food 12-2.30pm & 5-8pm
Bar 12 - 10pm

Friday
Food 12.-2.30pm & 5-9pm
Bar 12-11pm

Saturday
Food 12-9pm
Bar 12-11pm

Sunday
Food 12-8pm
Bar 12-9pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Continental

Situated in an idyllic location just outside the town centre, serving carefully made and beautifully presented food along with high-quality drinks, there can be no more perfect place, winter or summer to than to relax at The Continental.

We combine traditional preparations with local ingredients for dishes that are authentic to both their origins and setting.

Stroll through Avenham & Miller Parks, or take a well deserved pit-stop break from the Guild Wheel Cycle Route. Soak up the sun and culture on Preston's riverside.

Cuisine: Bar, British, Child Friendly, Continental, French, International, Italian, Spanish
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Very disappointed that you can book a table for ‘drinks only’ or ‘beer garden’ i booked beer garden and walked to be told you do not serve food on mondays this needs to be made clear and the staff member also advised that the floor was being done and we would have to vacate by 8pm anyway again dont allow to book tables if this is the case

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Again another great experience and lovely people.

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

I didn’t check before we arrived (very clear on web page) but would be great if you could do food also on weekdays. Had a lovely time though and all the staff were great

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Unfortunately as there was nothing on the menu for children other than a beef burger we had to go elsewhere to eat. Other than that it was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

The food unfortunately was awful and let it down

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Staff worjing very hard

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Loved Saturday, good on the staff the braving the weather. Drinks took a little longer to arrive than anticipated. Overall a fab day out.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Helpful staff, very efficient service BBQ food was delicious and great value. Will be back when we can sit inside... but I would definitely recommend to friends

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Service with a smile despite the inclement weather. Well done for staying open to accommodate your bookings.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

There seemed to be no control over customers not abiding by the legalities in place as a result of the covid situation. There were obvious sets of 2-3 tables all together, with some groups totalling 12-14 with no masks on. I have been to many public houses within this period, where management had full control over the customers ensuring the legalities were abided by, but unfortunately not at The Continental. Apart from this, the staff were great, but obviously the management and landlord need better training !!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Great service after downloading the app not long waiting for the drinks to arrive The outside area is large enough for undercover and no cover seating

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

It’s great to be able to finally get out to the pub - especially when the sun is out. Love the BBQ set up that you have whilst we can’t eat inside.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Table booking system was full so called up and spoke to them directly, they were able to find me a table at the time we wanted which was perfect. Thanks anyone at the conti we had a great time.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

All good

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Great afternoon in the beer garden and the staff were brilliant! Many thanks we will definitely be coming back👍

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Excellent

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

very good service, nice choice of beers and a nice barbie.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Fantastic as always

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Excellent venue to meet up with friends. All good but the music could do with some variation.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

A very pleasant lunchtime spent in what felt a Covid Safe environment. Excellent burgers from the BBQ menu and as always a great choice of well kept real ales. I particularly enjoyed the Marble Brewery Chocolate Stout !

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Would definitely recommend it. Will be back soon

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

This is a complete wind up! My wife & I turned up on time only to find that the Continental was closed. We were not informed of the decision to close & we had travelled by train from our home in Morecambe. We have regularly attended the Continental for Beer Festivals and Live Music, but we have never experienced anything like this. The decision to close was a complete over reaction based on the torrential rain the previous day. On the Tuesday the weather was intermittent showers! To say we are disappointed is a massive understatement!

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The decision to close was not taken lightly, we did try and contact all of our bookings to inform and posted the update on all social media platforms, as i am sure you can understand asking staff to walk around the garden with trays of drinks getting drenched is too big an ask, we've also never experienced these unprecidented times before either!

Responded On Thursday, 06 May 2021
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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

We got a phone call saying they were staying closed because it was due to rain so we didn’t actually get to this reservation!

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Sorry you were disppointed with our decision to close, it's not a ideal situation for us to be in, however we do have to make decisions that are never going to please everyone, but unfortunately we live asking staff to walk round the garden for a full shift in terrible weather is too much.

Responded On Thursday, 06 May 2021
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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Great place for drinks. Staff are really good, and even if it rains you have cover. Be back again soon!

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